A woman died after a buttock augmentation: those who applied the treatment are accused of murder

Inyectar silicona sin contenido en el cuerpo puede hacer que entre en el torrente sanguíneo y cree embolias que pueden provocar una enfermedad grave o la muerte.


Injecting uncontained silicone into the body can cause it to enter the bloodstream and create embolisms that can lead to serious illness or death.

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A woman who underwent buttock augmentation surgery in Los Angeles died from acute cardiopulmonary dysfunction and intramuscular and intravascular silicone injections, according to records from the county coroner’s office.

In that case, a woman and her daughter identified as Libby Adame, 52, and Alicia Galaz, 24, are charged with murder in the death of Karissa Rajpaul, 26, on October 15, 2019. However, both are declared innocent.

According to the review of NBCBoth were arrested in August 2021 in Riverside in connection with the woman’s death and are in fact charged with three felony counts of practicing medicine without certification.

They are currently free on bail. They are due back in court on November 3, when a date will be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to allow the case against them to proceed to trial.

The site used substances not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Los Angeles Police Department officials said in a statement issued after the two were arrested that the cosmetic procedure at a non-medical facility involved injecting a content-free liquid silicone substance directly into the buttocks to make them look bigger.

In addition, they noted that injecting uncontained silicone into the body can cause it to enter the bloodstream and create embolisms that can lead to serious illness or death.

On its website, the FDA explains that injectable silicone is permanent and remains in the body. It can travel throughout the body and cause serious health consequences, including death.

Side effects can occur even years after silicone is injected into the body. Multiple and expensive medical and surgical interventions are sometimes necessary to treat complications years after the initial injection.

The suspects fled the scene without identifying themselves or informing paramedics of the cosmetic procedure so that proper life-saving protocols can be initiated. As a result, the victim died in an emergency room with the attending physicians unaware of the silicone injection,” police said.

“Adame and Galaz are a mother-daughter team who performed these inherently unsafe and non-FDA approved cosmetic buttock augmentations. Neither is a California licensed medical provider and their clients were recruited through Instagram,” the official statement added.

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